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puff

pull it off

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pull out (of): withdraw

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pull out (of): leave

pull someone in

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pull someone up

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pull something apart or to pieces: dismantle

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pull something in: attract

pull something off: remove

pull something out

pull through

pull up

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pull yourself together

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Synonyms for pull

to exert force so as to move (something) toward the source of the force

to remove from a fixed position

to direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action

pull back: to move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

pull down: to pull down or break up so that reconstruction is impossible

pull down: to receive, as wages, for one's labor

pull in: to come to a particular place

pull off: to begin and carry through to completion

pull off: to be responsible for or guilty of (an error or crime)

pull on: to put (an article of clothing) on one's person

pull on: to take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid)

pull out: to move back in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat

pull through: to exist in spite of adversity

the act of drawing or pulling a load

an inhalation, as of a cigar, pipe, or cigarette

an act of drinking or the amount swallowed

the power to produce an effect by indirect means

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the force used in pulling

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special advantage or influence

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a device used for pulling something

a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

a sustained effort

direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

move into a certain direction

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apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

steer into a certain direction

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strain abnormally

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cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

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operate when rowing a boat

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rein in to keep from winning a race

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tear or be torn violently

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hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing

strip of feathers

take sides with

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Irish look to have more confidence and cutting edge in attack, and with Mark Mapletoft and Mike Catt pulling the strings, they should create tries.
Ricky Stuart's outfit are looking every inch the champion side we know they are, with Brad Fittler still pulling the strings in midfield.
Her solution was a blend of costumes and puppetry that left visible the human being pulling the strings or wearing the mask.
The home side opened the game strongly with McCabe and McManus pulling the strings in midfield.
With Jaco van der Westhuyzen pulling the strings well at fly-half, the Tigers are sure to look for tries against a Saracens outfit whose defence seems to give up the fight as soon as they are on the back foot.
The heavenly signs pile up so fast and furiously that it is clear quite early in the film that an invisible hand must be pulling the strings.
The outgoing president and ex-KGB spy chief was still thought to be pulling the strings after Medvedev was named by the new boss as Russian Prime Minister.
Behind this crime, behind the murder of his wife, the mother of his two children, you all know there was this master manipulator pulling the strings - Michael Dally,'' Olson told the jury.
With Lorrimer pulling the strings in midfield it was no surprise when the lead was extended three minutes later when Lynn finished from a Paul McCord pass.
Nevertheless, they talked about how to handle inevitable Democratic attacks, how to time the day's events with newspapers, news agencies and the evening television news in mind, and - above all - how to avoid making all that look as if Gingrich was pulling the strings.
However Down were convincing winners over Meath last time out with the brilliant Michael Walsh, fully fit after two injury-plagued years, pulling the strings.
One may indeed venture to speculate that the municipal unions, sensing a potential rupture in the monopoly they hold under the current City Charter, were behind the scenes pulling the strings of the new converts to this issue on the council.
With Roger Lemerre pulling the strings the Tunisians are regarded as one of the bright lights of African soccer at present and are well worth a punt at 7/1.
The movie misses Henson's good-hearted inventiveness, too, but there's ample evidence that the second generation of Muppeteers are almost as good at pulling the strings as the first.
OSAMA bin Laden is alive and still pulling the strings of al- Qaeda, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw admitted yesterday.
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